4000 charities get red mark

The ACNC has put a ‘red mark’ against more than 4000 charities for failing to report.

A ‘red mark’ on a charity’s listing on the commission’s register, available online at acnc.gov.au/findacharity, sends a clear message to potential donors, volunteers and grant-makers that the charities are not compliant with their ACNC obligations.

ACNC Commissioner, Susan Pascoe, AM, said that the charities were required to submit their 2014 Annual Information Statement (AIS) by 31 January.  ‘These charities, which are now more than six months late, have a red mark on their listing … to highlight to people that the charity has yet to meet the legal requirement of submitting their 2014 Annual Information Statement.  Once the charity submits its overdue 2014 Annual Information Statement, the red mark will be removed.’

Submitting an AIS is not only an obligation of being an ACNC registered charity; it is also a way for charities to demonstrate transparency and show the public the work they are doing in the community.

Charities can check their reporting due dates by viewing their charity’s entry on the ACNC register at acnc.gov.au/findacharity or by logging into their portals at charity.acnc.gov.au.

Charities can find further information about the 2014 AIS at acnc.gov.au/2014AIS.

A list of charities more than six months late with their reporting is available on the ACNC website at www.acnc.gov.au/redmark. Please check that your charity is not on the list.

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